By William Stolerman
Nicolas Ghesquière has introduced Balenciaga Paris, a new fragrance created by the perfumer Oliver Polge.
He (below) said: "As soon as I arrived at Balenciaga, over 10 years ago, I wanted to create a fragrance. A classic and chic fragrance worthy of a prestigious couture house. But a fragrance that also tells an unprecedented story. I wanted Balenciaga Paris to be a fragrance that makes a mark and haunts the memory. I also wanted Balenciaga Paris to be a fragrance with delicate mystery."
Held in an angular bottle you'll find a scent that smells like spring. Floral breezes mix with blossom and sunshine before fading to leave a final peppery kiss and a light touch of mossy wood.
Charlotte Gainsbourg (below) was chosen as the face for the new perfume, as Nicolas Ghesquière explained: “Charlotte doesn’t define herself. This fragrance is just like her.”
A 1.7 oz. bottle of Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum is priced at $95 while a 2.5 oz. bottle will set you back $130.